Got one!!!!

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Got one!!!!

Post: # 176028Post benner »

Got the code for the lock this week and started clearing this afternoon.

Spot the board of directors!!!
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Clearing the long grass was fairly easy
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Especially with expert help
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Bonus, more sloes than I could ever want!
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Not bad for 90 minutes work! About 1/6 cleared and dug over :pale:
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Going down tomorrow if the weather holds out, it's only 5 minutes walk from home. Soooooo chuffed. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 176029Post mamos »

Cool well done

How long did you have to wait for a plot?

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I think about 2 years, I was 7th on the list back in January. There are 2 rented but unused plots next to mine and 2 more which are kind of lost/ buried under trees and shrubs.
Was speaking to a guy who's had two plots there for 30 years (he remembered my both of my grandfathers having plots on the same site) the council have just asked him to give up one of his plots cos there are now over 30 people on the list. There are only 30 plots in the parish so was really lucky to get one so quickly.
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Post: # 176038Post Gert »

Hoorah ! I'm really pleased for you. Next year you'll be able to show us pics of your bumper harvest . Best of luck :cheers:

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Post: # 176043Post Urban Ayisha »

wicked!! thats brilliant for 90 minutes work :cheers: ! i take too many tea ad ciggy breaks to work that fast, obviously . keep it up!!

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Good for you, mate!
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Fantastic feeling isn't it?
Well done you, and happy digging! The hardest part now is waiting for your first harvest.
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benner wrote:I think about 2 years, I was 7th on the list back in January. There are 2 rented but unused plots next to mine and 2 more which are kind of lost/ buried under trees and shrubs.
Was speaking to a guy who's had two plots there for 30 years (he remembered my both of my grandfathers having plots on the same site) the council have just asked him to give up one of his plots cos there are now over 30 people on the list. There are only 30 plots in the parish so was really lucky to get one so quickly.
I reckon they should make the people not using their plots give them up before asking the guy who's been there a long time to give up one of them. Our committee is on to things like that with 6 monthly inspections and if it's not 50% cultivated all year every year, you get the dreaded eviction notice.

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Post: # 176069Post Millymollymandy »

Well done :cheers: I think it's really great having that fence all around your plot - you can make good use of that having things climbing up over it. :flower:
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Or using it to hang onions on to dry.

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Well done Benner!

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Post: # 176108Post Martina »

Excellent work Benner :cheers: Congratulations, and like everyone else here, I look forward to pictures of your crop, next year! :flower:

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Cheers for all the messages of support guys, managed to dig over the same size area as yesterday so if the weather is good next weekend :sunny: might be able to get it all done! :thumbright:
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Post: # 176240Post prison break fan »

Well done you!! What sort of soil is it? I am the secretary for our small site, and we have just had to evict someone for not working their plot. They argued that they paid their rent, but as far as I'm concerned that is not good enough when people are waiting who want to grow their own food. Like you I am only five minutes away, which is the best thing about it! Unlike you, I dont have a little helper! pbf.

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The area is part of an ancient river bed, there is now only a small stream which runs along the bottom of the 'valley' into the Hamble. So the soil is generally heavy clay, but the allotments are up on the hill a bit and have been in use for years so it's not too bad. My house is on the other side of the stream and the soil here is really bad. I've a friend whose in laws are pig farmers so I have a ready supply of piggy poo to dig in along with several family compost heaps. There are tonnes of worms too so here's hoping! :scratch:
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